Tag: permanent deacons

Evangelizing, caring for others at core of deacons’ vocation, nuncio says

Evangelizing, caring for others at core of deacons’ vocation, nuncio says

| Peter Finney Jr. | July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

The core vocational work of permanent deacons is to evangelize and care for others, not to perform office duties, the apostolic nuncio to the United States said July 22 to more than 1,300 deacons attending the 2018 National Diaconate Congress in New Orleans.

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50 years later, deacons not fully understood but fully appreciated

50 years later, deacons not fully understood but fully appreciated

| Mark Pattison | July 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Since the permanent diaconate was re-established in the Catholic Church 50 years ago — the church uses the term “restored” — the number of permanent deacons in the United States are now roughly half the number of priests.

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Archbishop ordains 10 permanent deacons

Archbishop ordains 10 permanent deacons

| Susan Klemond | December 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Approximately 1,700 gathered to celebrate the ordination, including Bishop Andrew Cozzens, priests, deacons, family and friends. It took place on the feast of St. Juan Diego.

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